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Jun 13, 2016

US Ambassador Says CARSI Seeks to Expedite Justice

Carlos Moreno

Justice delayed is justice denied – that’s the trite but true maxim which underscores the efforts to fix what is ailing in Belize’s justice system. Ambassador Moreno told us today that CARSI is focused on making the delivery of justice more efficient, more effective and certainly, faster.

 

Carlos Moreno, US Ambassador to Belize

“Significantly in those rules of criminal procedure which came into effect in January of this year is a requirement that there be a good cause for an adjournment, and that the number of adjournments be limited with the showing of good cause. Having served in trial courts for over sixteen years, I know that one of the reasons there is Court delay is the excessive number of adjournments or continuances. If we can limit those I can assure you that the Court system would operate much more efficiently. I am hoping and I would expect that beginning at the Magistrate’s level that the rules of criminal procedure would be adhered to, that lawyers would fully accept and adopt those rules and limit the number of adjournments that occur at criminal trials. I think that for cases to proceed to trial after the passing of three, four even five years is not good for any justice system. It’s often been said that justice delayed is justice denied. That applies equally to those who have been accused – who are entitled to a speedy and efficient and accurate trial. It also applies to the prosecution who will suffer in the cause of justice with witnesses no longer able to be located, memories being lapsed and so forth. I think the efforts of CARSI is really to improve the system in that respect.”

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2 Responses for “US Ambassador Says CARSI Seeks to Expedite Justice”

  1. reat says:

    WHY IS THE US INTERESTED IN OUR COURT SYSTEM AND HOW THE DATA IS STORED?????

  2. reat says:

    LOOK AT THIS MAN FACE. HE IS LAUGHING AT US.

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